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State-funded mobility assistance helps the unemployed

Given that employment prospects vary substantially across regions in many industrialized countries, it seems economically attractive to geographically relocate unemployed job-seekers from depressed to prosperous regions in order to reduce overall unemployment. Governments thus offer financial support to unemployed job-seekers … Continue reading

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How home ownership affects displaced workers’ future labor market outcomes

The owner-occupied housing market, alongside the labor market, suffered from strong negative developments in many countries during the Great Recession that started in 2008. In the Netherlands, the owner-occupied housing sector experienced a decline of almost 50% in the number … Continue reading

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How the “bobos” change cities and raise commuting costs

How do the “bobos”, the new leftist bourgeoisie populating Western capitals’ city centers, alter the character and the policies in those cities? A new IZA discussion paper by Gilles Saint-Paul (Paris School of Economics and IZA) provides a theoretical model … Continue reading

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